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Jehovah's Witnesses Church Accused Of Hiding More Than 1,000 Child Sex Abuse Cases In Australia

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 07.27.2015 | World

SYDNEY, July 27 (Reuters) - The Jehovah's Witnesses Church in Australia failed to report to police more than 1,000 cases of child sexual abuse going b...

I am a Christian. You Are Something Else.

Scott Terry | Posted 07.20.2015 | Religion
Scott Terry

We both go to church. We both believe in Jesus. I am a Christian. You are something else. Such is the message I often hear from organized religion, and as a gay man and ex-fundamentalist, I find it divisive and presumptuous.

Walking Away From the Game: A Higher Calling or Just Over It?

The Good Men Project | Posted 05.11.2015 | Sports
The Good Men Project

Alex Rance is in the sweet spot of an already distinguished career as a professional Australian Rules footballer. Rance, 25, a star defender with the Richmond Tigers who was named in last season's All Australian team, also happens to be a Jehovah's Witness.

Lord Deben: "Would You Get On A Plane That Had a 97% Chance of Crashing?"

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 06.30.2015 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

If 97% of aeronautical experts warned that plane A was going to crash, would you get on it? The answer, in all likelihood, would have to be no. "No...

Salvationists Are Asking the Wrong Quesitons

Tom Gerdy | Posted 06.21.2015 | Religion
Tom Gerdy

She grabbed me by the arm, almost ripping it from the socket, and pulled me into another room away from the front door as the doorbell rang. Her index finger was at her lips, and I understood that I was supposed to be silent.

A Letter to Mrs. Frost: Part II

Scott Terry | Posted 04.12.2015 | Religion
Scott Terry

Today, I find myself thinking about teachers in general and the enormous responsibility that comes with their duty to teach and protect children. Is it a burden, I wonder?

A Letter to Mrs. Frost - Part I

Scott Terry | Posted 04.12.2015 | Religion
Scott Terry

For the last few years, I've been feeling an overwhelming desire to contact some teachers from my past. That's typical for cult or abuse survivors like me, I think.

An Inside View of Jehovah's Witnesses: A Interview With Director Gregorio Smith

Danielle Tumminio | Posted 02.01.2015 | Entertainment
Danielle Tumminio

I recently had the opportunity to view a new documentary about the experiences of contemporary Jehovah's Witnesses and was so intrigued by what I saw that I wanted to know more and thought my readers would as well.

Coco Rocha Speaks Candidly About Modeling As A Jehovah's Witness

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 10.31.2014 | Religion

Supermodel and Jehovah's Witness are both adjectives that could be used to describe Coco Rocha, but the two things don't necessarily go hand-in-hand. ...

A Journey From Unlovable to Beloved: An ex-Jehovah's Witness Reclaims Her Spiritual Heritage

V.K. Harber | Posted 11.23.2014 | Religion
V.K. Harber

Yes, it's true. No, I'm not going through an early mid-life crisis. Yes, I've really thought about it. No, my values have not changed. Yes, I'm sure. This is how my end of the conversation goes when I tell my friends that I'm in the process of becoming Catholic.

Letter to the Intolerant Posse

Scott Terry | Posted 08.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Scott Terry

Does your God still condone slavery? No? Your God has changed over the centuries, hasn't He? Why haven't you?

May, 1969: My Parents Accost The Who's Pete Townshend in the Lobby of the Fillmore East

Binky Philips | Posted 07.02.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

Not sure if I believed my ears, I wheeled around... Oh, my God, was this really happening?! Right out of a dream, Pete Townshend, guitarist of The Who, dressed in a pale sky-blue suit, was, indeed, standing in the Fillmore East's lobby... talking... to... my... parents!

A Sin at the Intersection of Faith, Religion and Mental Health

Josh Rivedal | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Josh Rivedal

It's easier to help a person stay alive and open the dialogue on reasons to live slowly, with a delicate pair of pliers, rather than the sledgehammer of "suicide is a sin."

Nathan's Pain: Sometimes It Gets Better, But Not Without Loss

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Victor M. Feraru

By the time he reached his 20s, Nathan knew he had a choice to make. He could either live a closeted life within the church, or come out. There was no doubt in his mind that he would be rejected for the latter.

Teacher Suspended For Making Student Say The Pledge Of Allegiance

AP | By JENNIFER KAY | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami

MIAMI (AP) — A fourth-grade teacher in Florida has returned to the classroom after a suspension for requiring one of her students, a Jehovah's Witne...

When You Can't Love Someone's God, Then What?

Jessica Joseph | Posted 07.30.2013 | Religion
Jessica Joseph

As a Universalist deist, I believe that regardless of the claims by various religious apologists, it is humans who are looking up at the sky, imagining what the Divine First Cause might be. We can no more understand its scope than plankton can understand the ocean.

Jehovah's Witnesses Make Appalling Discovery

Posted 07.13.2013 | Miami

Jehovah's Witnesses going door-to-door in Miami Beach on Sunday made a horrifying discovery in the common area of an apartment building. A 12-year...

Beyond The Comments: One HuffPoster's Redeeming Story of Her Tumultuous Past

Jessica Joseph | Posted 07.02.2013 | Religion
Jessica Joseph

Instead, I had a knock down, screaming match with "Whoever the hell is up there!" I laid out my case, my fears, my doubts and I demanded an answer!

Beyond The Comments: One HuffPoster's Redeeming Story of Her Tumultuous Past

Jessica Joseph | Posted 07.02.2013 | Religion
Jessica Joseph

Instead, I had a knock down, screaming match with "Whoever the hell is up there!" I laid out my case, my fears, my doubts and I demanded an answer!

10 Observations About Jehovah's Witnesses And The Book Of Revelation

Michael Gilmour | Posted 06.01.2013 | Religion
Michael Gilmour

Despite wide circulation of their scripture, few nonmembers ever see the Watch Tower Bible and its commentary because of the organization's reclusive nature.

Coco Rocha Is A Devout Jehovah's Witness -- Who Knew?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Misener | Posted 01.16.2013 | Style

We had no idea this is how Coco Rocha spent her weekends.

The Top 5 Reasons You Aren't Going To Heaven But Shouldn't Lose Hope

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 03.17.2013 | Science
Clay Farris Naff

Apart from a scientific inclination to adopt the simplest explanation that fits the facts, it seems to me that the whole idea of heaven is an incoherent hodgepodge of false comfort and delusion.

WATCH: Anti-Masturbation PSA Gets R. Kelly Remix

Posted 09.13.2012 | Comedy

Sorry, this video has been removed from YouTube. Jehovah's Witnesses really don't want you to masturbate. They don't even want deaf people to mastu...

When A Homophobic Ex-Jehovah's Witness Fell For A Gay Cowboy

Scott Terry | Posted 10.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Scott Terry

Knowing what I know today, and being free of even a smidge of self-hatred for being gay, would I go back to my rodeo years, if I could, and explore what Buck was offering to me back then? Would I wrestle naked with him? Hell yeah.

Jury Awards Woman $28 Million In Religious Child Abuse Verdict

AP | Posted 06.16.2012 | Religion

OAKLAND, Calif. -- A Northern California jury has awarded $28 million in damages to a woman who said the Jehovah's Witnesses allowed an adult member o...